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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Norwegian’s offering cheap fares from many of its US cities, including New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO) and Oakland (OAK), to Scandinavia. Availability on all of the routes seems to fluctuate, but for most, we’re seeing these fares available for at least a few days in September, October and November.
Remember that Norwegian is a low-cost carrier, meaning you might be charged for services and perks that you’re used to getting for free. However, even with all the extra fees, you could be saving a ton of money with these cheap fares. And, Norwegian’s Dreamliner is a comfortable way to get across the Atlantic — even in economy.
We’re seeing these low fares when booking through the Norwegian version of the carrier’s website. To see these fares, select “Norway” as your country when you go to Norwegian.com. Prices will be displayed in the Norwegian Krone and you might have to use a translator, but the savings could be worth the extra effort.
Routes: BOS, FLL, JFK, LAX, MCO, OAK to ARN, CPH, OSL
Cost: $258+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September – November 2017
Booking Link: Norwegian
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to Oslo (OSL) for $258 round-trip in October:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Stockholm (ARN) for $293 round-trip in October:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Oslo (OSL) for $281 round-trip in October:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Stockholm (ARN) for $295 round-trip in September:
New York (JFK) to Stockholm (ARN) for $283 round-trip in September:
Oakland (OAK) to Oslo (OSL) for $281 round-trip in September:
Oakland (OAK) to Stockholm (ARN) for $272 round-trip in September:
Orlando (MCO) to Oslo (OSL) for $281 round-trip in September:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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- Earn 35,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months.
- Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. restaurants. Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X).
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- $100 Airline Fee Credit: up to $100 in statement credits per calendar year for incidental fees at one selected qualifying airline.
- Choose to carry a balance with interest on eligible charges of $100 or more.
- No Foreign Transaction Fees.
- Annual Fee is $250.
- Terms apply.
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